INDIANAPOLIS--Day two of the LEA conference for LCMS school teachers from around the country has just ended and here are some odds and ends:
- Female Lutheran teachers must all shop at Christopher Banks. There's a look and they walk around with the shopping bags.
- Yesterday at a mass worship services, almost five thousand teachers sang "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know", one of my favorite songs period. I have a story to go with that. Maybe, I'll share it sometime.
Worship leader the Rev. Victor Belton is African American. I didn't see any African American teachers. None. I wonder what that says about LCMS being multi-racial. They aren't? Is that important? Should it be?
- A Lutheran pastor from Bethlehem, the real one spoke. His name is Rev. Mitri Raheb and he wrote a book, "Bethlehem Besieged." I bought it. It contains stories which the cover says provide hope in that whole mess over there. I am going to read that.
- Song leader for the service was a dead ringer for Stephen King.